Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 May 2025 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 27 May 2025 at 03:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1938"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2025 after 13 days on 11 June 2025 at 07:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 3 June 2025 at 03:41
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 11 June 2025 at 07:44
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 18 June 2025 at 19:19
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 25 June 2025 at 10:31

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 314 / 1267

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 314 of Meeus index or 1267 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 314 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2025. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 315 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠17.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠17.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2025 at 01:37 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 June 2025 at 10:42 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 369 854 km

Moon is 369 854 km (229 817 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 553 km (251 999 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 22 May 2025 at 08:05 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 June 2025 at 01:33 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 16:16 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.442°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.394° in its southern standstill point on 11 June 2025 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 11 June 2025 at 07:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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